March 31, 2019, the turn-over ceremony of responsibility for executive director of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) at the agency’s grounds in Brgy. Datu Balabaran, Cotabato City.
Outgoing exec. dir. Mohammad S. Yacob recalled how he started at the BDA from member of the board of directors to becoming the director.
He said that he was intimidated at first knowing that key officials of BDA holds significant titles while he considered himself as not well educated in terms of acquired knowledge.
“Because of that, I worked hard to learn and develop myself”, Yacob stated.
Yacob thanked partners for trusting BDA under his leadership from 2010 to 2019.
Incoming exec. dir. Engr. Windel Diangcalan who was with BDA since inception also recollected memories of his beginning at the agency from volunteers to youngest BOD secretary then other various positions at the office.
“Recalling those humble beginnings, I never expected to reach this far, of becoming executive director of BDA”, he expressed.
Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, BOD chair spoke of relevant knowledge, experience and skills gained from working with the BDA that accordingly will be useful for the outgoing Yacob and the rest of other officials who are now part of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).
He also told that BDA would be a partner of BARMM in providing services to the Bangsamoro.
During the event, Yacob handed over to Engr. Diangcalan BDA Annual Report 2018 including data and financial report and in return received a token as symbol of gratitude for his service with the agency.
Partners from various agencies graced this turnover ceremony, which manifested their continuing trust and support to BDA.
The BDA Board of Directors were also present to witness this event.
Staff and volunteers worked together in accommodating the visitors and guests and in facilitating the activity with supervision of the BDA’s management.